Committee Meeting 2018-03-21

CCJDC Meeting Minutes

03/21/2018 –Marina Library—190 Seaside Ave, Marina CA 93933

9:36 am- Meeting called to order by Hanna Muegge, 2018 Chair

9:37 am- Introductions & Project Updates of CCJDC Signatory Agencies/Attendees

·         Tony Cardoza- City of Salinas. Lots of drone projects.

·         Gavin Leavitt- City of Salinas. Open Data project.

·         Victoria McClellan- City of Salinas. Open Data portal.

·         Randy Casey- City of Salinas. HTML. Files for Stormwater, tree maintenance, and forestry crews. Developing mapping application for Wastewater Division. Data management, migration, and clean-up of old data.

·         Charles Hanley- City of Salinas. Story map endeavor and map requests. Capturing 4 band high resolutions for building and tree inventory of high overlap of 80/60 point cloud from imagery. Also working on roadway network.

·         Vincent Lantaca- City of Salinas. Web development sidewalk and gutter repair database.

·         Rick Boggs- CSUMB. Data migration to ArcGIS online and ArcGIS Pro.

·         Rex Boyes- City of Watsonville. Going out for City Works RFP, reviewing bids and will start work with contractor once awarded.

·         Austin Robey- County of Santa Cruz. Work flow for County Assessors Department and training for that project. Built in ArcGIS 10.6.1, as can’t do ArcGIS Pro due to lack of functionality. County will stay with ArcGIS 10.6.1 for the next 2 years, then navigate to ArcGIS Server for Portal, then push to ArcOnline. Also working on Building footprints project, Story Maps, and Steelhead monitoring project. New items are InfoGraphics, to better show the data not in tabular form, working on design work for budgets. Also EOC, RedCross, emergency planning is in process.

·         Joe Landono- Caltrans District 5 SLO. Maintenance agreements. Right of Way, purchase agreements, interchanges GIS. Evaluating interchanges/intersections for shortened or increased footprint of Caltrans purview.

·         Gina Schmidt- AMBAG. 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy draft plan and EIR completed public comment period. Working on any edits for final draft of MTP/SCS & EIR. Running and validating RTDM for model runs. Starting on Activity Based Model hybrid framework for the Central Coast where it evaluates trips/travel demand at the person level instead of the home based/4-D model.

·         Thomas Schmack- Surveying assets of wind turbines. Assets of Drones. Works with GIS lab UCSC with Barry Nickel. Created database to monitor solar panel arrays.

·         Marino Hernandez- PV Water. Site maps of the Pajaro Valley. Helped digitize land use of PVWMA. Started working on Conservation Department for online Story Maps.

·         Chris Bley- Wind turbines. Power transmission corridors. Working with City of Marina and FAA project for drone integration.

·         Carol Ostergren- USGS Sacramento office. Making transition to Central Coast at the Santa Cruz office. Working on LiDAR project, NHD, and other USGS datasets/portal.

·         Chris Duymich– MBARD. Air Planner. Working on MBARD Wood Stove Change-Out Program. Specifically reducing particulate matter. Goal is to reduce emissions from wood burning stoves in Santa Cruz County.

·         Hanna Muegge- MBARD. Sporadic projects using GIS for reports or Board presentations. Burn permits using Santa Cruz County parcel and assessor data. Carl Moyer Program to switch diesel engines and grant funding to recipients. Uses GIS for outreach for grant programs and for presenting data to board members.

9:54 am- Minutes from the previous meeting read/discussed

9:56 am- GIS Day

·         Rick Boggs of CSUMB reported on venue details. GIS Day 2018 is on November 14, 2018. GIS Day will be held at California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Alumni Visitor Center. Alumni Center has AV setup in the room. Room is available. Possible food/on-site catering. There is staff for the venue/space available for setup/logistics.

·         Hanna Muegge- Discussion of need for GIS Day committee and call for volunteers. Need people for: outreach to vendors for food/prize donations, facilitators/moderators, registration/sign up table, Agenda/presentation lineup & call for abstracts.

10:00 am- Break

10:15 am- Carol Ostergren- USGS presentation

·         LiDAR- Contracted LiDAR through geospatial contracting services group in Missouri. Contract for LiDAR for the entire country. Funding for 2 spatial data sets:

o   1) elevation –LiDAR (or bathymetry)

o   2) hydrography

·         USGS still create topography maps. Primary focus of USGS is LiDAR. USGS study/survey in 2011 determined requirements for 40 federal agencies, 50 states, academic and private sector and tribes regarding LiDAR and data needs. Out of that study the 3DEP program emerged. 3DEP allows USGS to prioritize and coordinate nationwide program. $20 million dollars to take in originally to do work, now has grown with a collaboration for contract of $160 million in LiDAR acquisition alone. In 2017 FEMA reached out to USGS, indicating that they needed data for Central Coast in California, USGS awarded contract 2 months ago, January 2018. LiDAR status map coverage of: Santa Cruz, Monterey and most of San Benito County up to the mountain range (Highway 25 corridor).

o   Accuracy: 2points per square meter, 10 centimeter accuracy.

o   Timeline: data collection by mid-May. Rigorous QAQC process and stay on site to fill any data gaps or issue areas.

·         Data served through National Map Portal. Serve classified point cloud, 1 meter DEM. Hydroflatten the DEM. Carol will take possession of data and will distribute it. Break lines for bridges and culverts. Use LiDAR DEM to update 10 meter DEM dataset. And to create our topo maps. Break lines will be available if requested. Free and publicly available. Carol can provide point cloud. USGS does not correct or process tiles that are entirely ocean/ water tiles. Only coastline tiles that are touching land will be provided. 

·         In 2016, USGS did a coastline 8 or 10 points per square meter at low tide through National Map. Available entire west coast.

·         National Map: . 9 panels (US Topo, 3D Elevation, NHD, historic topographic, Key Word Glossary, TNM partnership, find data + download, The National Map Corps, US Board of Geographic Names).

·         National Map Viewer; . Received demo of the national map viewer. 3DEP on 8 year cycle for data capture. For 3DEP- Elevation products : subcategories:

·         1 arc second DEM,

·         1 meter DEM,

·         1/3 arc second DEM.

·         1/9 arc-second DEM, etc.

NHD and Watershed Boundary data set ( the national map service endpoints. Shared REST, WMS,, ArcMap, Legend, thumbnail services). Transportation, Structures, Reference Polygons (possibly referencing GNIS point features), National Land Cover Database NLCD, NHD, map indices.


·         New California story map titled “California LIDAR: A Critical Investment”

·         For NHD updates in CA:

·         For the CA GIS Council:

·         Action item: Considering sending out a CCJDC survey/assessment. Who has local streams datasets and are interested in getting data incorporated into the NHD dataset via Carol at USGS?  Carol mentioned next step is how will USGS incorporate the local data into the NHD data set for the set. This is TBD.

·         NHD+: value added NHD come along with elevation data, new expanded attribute data, 3 dimensional model for hydrography in which you do model flows/sediment. USGS will be doing training and outreach on the NHD dataset. At some point the NHD will start working on the higher level datasets.

·         US topo is now a digital source and updated every 3 years.

·         Historical topographic maps are the DRG that got scanned at high resolution and now severed on the viewer ( ).

·         NAIP imagery- Federal agency contribution on a 2 or 3 year cycle. New data for summer 2018 for California. 60 centimeter instead of 1 meter. The NAIP program considering going back to agriculture only  model, or data-use fee agreement, or off the shelf model depicting need based approach/versus comprehensive dataset.  Changes based on budget issues. NorCal URISA is considering and evaluating the approach of the NAIP impacts if NAIP program goes away or navigates to user-fee based, contact point is Jane Schaffer-Kramer.

11:30 am- Next meeting May 2018. TBD based upon Marina library availability.

11:35 am- Meeting ended by Hanna Muegge, Chair 2018.